REMEMBERING

Rade Ostojic

1950

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2022

He was a creative and handy man, there was nothing he couldn’t fix or figure out how to fix.

Rade Ostojic (aka Rudy) age 72 of Crown Point, IN passed away Oct 21, 2022. Rade was a lifelong and active member of St Elijah Serbian Orthodox Church. He retired from Lake County Highway Department with many years of service. He loved music and was the lead singer of a couple different Serbian bands throughout his lifetime the most recent being the United Serbs. He enjoyed singing for private and public events. He loved interacting with people and was definitely a people person. He enjoyed spending time with friends and family, specifically his grandchildren. He was a creative and handy man, there was nothing he couldn’t fix or figure out how to fix.

Rade was preceded in death by his parents Djuro and Danica Ostojic. He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years Nada; two beloved children George (Tanja) Ostojic and Vera Ostojic, two cherished grandchildren Marko and Maya; adored sister Radmila (Branko) Susnjara and family from Australia and many other family members and Kumovi and close friends.

Visitation will be held Thursday, October 27, 2022 from 10am until 11:30am at St Elijah Serbian Orthodox Cathedral, 8700 Taft St, Merrillville with Funeral Service beginning at 11:30am. V. Rev. Aleksandar Novakovic officiating. Interment Calumet Park Cemetery. For further information please call Mileva or Dave at Calumet Park Funeral Chapel at 219-736-5840

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Karen
Karen
1 month ago

I loved that he was such a special neighbor and friend to my late husband Tony.

Radmila & Branko Susnjara
Radmila & Branko Susnjara
1 month ago

My dearest brother Rade. You are so dearly loved and will be terribly missed.

“You never failed to do your best
your heart was true and tender
you simply lived for those you loved
and those you loved remember.”

You will live in our minds and hearts forever.

Last edited 1 month ago by Radmila & Branko Susnjara
Renata, James & Alexandra Ryan
Renata, James & Alexandra Ryan
1 month ago

Farewell to a wonderful uncle. You always made us feel welcome & loved.
At this sad time, we find comfort in the memories of happy times spent with you
& our families. Rest in peace ujo Rade.

Melanija Samardzija
Melanija Samardzija
1 month ago

My deepest sympathies and prayers to his family. Vjecnaja pamjat, Rade!

Richard and Louise Zeese
Richard and Louise Zeese
1 month ago

So sorry to hear about his passing wish I could have seen him One more time what a great man he would of done anything for anyone he will be truly missed R I P my brother

Desa Rnich
Desa Rnich
1 month ago

We are sorry to hear passing of Rade our condolences to Nada and all of his children. Branko and Desa Rnich🙏🙏

Millie Popovich
Millie Popovich
1 month ago

Rade was one of my +Vaso’s good friends. We were so honored and proud that our son Philip shared the stage with this amazing singer. May you sing with the angels dear Rade. You and Vaso can rehash all the good times you had here on earth. Vjecnaja pamjat! 😢😢

Paul Jerosimich
Paul Jerosimich
1 month ago

Sincere condolences are expressed to all of Rade’s immediate family, relatives, kumovi and friends from Paul Jerosimich and family from Nashville, TN. Rade and his band, United Serbs, touched a lot of lives, in a positive way, through their successful professional musical performances. I am glad to say that, they started their humble musical endeavor at my establishment, East Side Club, in mid-1970.
Rest in Peace, my Brother!

Nelson Wynn
Nelson Wynn
1 month ago

My most sincere thoughts and prayers for your family!❤️❤️
I met Rade at a music store ( Broadway Music ) I worked at, we immediately became friends! Rade was an amazing friend and the kind of man you never forget!! I regret that I cannot attend, as I am out of town until Oct. 28…
Please accept my condolences and know that every time Rade came into Broadway Music he was treated with the same Love he gave!

Svele I Ivanka Jasnic AZ
Svele I Ivanka Jasnic AZ
1 month ago

Primite nase iskreno saucesce Draga Vera I cela vasa porodica—zao nam je kad smo culi ovu tuznu vest
Vecnaja Pamjat!

Dusan & Donna Ivancevic
Dusan & Donna Ivancevic
1 month ago

Our most sincere condolences to the family. Бечнаја памјат.

Dean Susnjara
Dean Susnjara
1 month ago

Ujo Rade, my earliest memory of you was when I came to America in 1984, I was 9 years old, and you took me for a ride on the back of your motorbike. I remember coming back home to Australia and telling all my friends, how cool my uncle was. I told them, “He’s a mechanic, can fix anything, rides a motorbike AND plays in a band.”

You were a kind, loving gentle soul, who was always smiling, laughing and made me feel loved. I remember people were always gravitating towards you, wherever we went.

Last time I visited was in 2014, with my wife Nadine, and 3 sons, Jayden, Ashton and Justin, I am so honored they all got to meet you and that they also have fond memories of their time with you. You welcomed my family with open arms and my children remember and still talk about sitting with you while you cooked a pig on the spit in your backyard.

I know your absence will be felt by so many, and we are all, absolutely heartbroken, you left us way too soon. RIP

Until we meet again…
Dean Susnjara and Family.

Last edited 1 month ago by Dean Susnjara
Dragana Kalaba
Dragana Kalaba
1 month ago

The best Uncle to ever exist, we will miss you Tetak.

Tony Gonnella
Tony Gonnella
1 month ago

My sincere condolences to Rade’s family and his many friends. I am so glad to have known him and been considered a friend of his.
🙏May his Memory be Eternal🙏

Dario Susnjara & Family
Dario Susnjara & Family
1 month ago

Someone as special as you Ujo Rade will never be forgotten! May your soul Rest In Peace xxx

Visitation Details

Venue:

St. Elijah Serbian Orthodox Church

Date:

Thursday, October 27, 2022

Time:

10:00 AM

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11:30 AM

Note:

No additional visitation notes.

Service Details

Venue:

St. Elijah Serbian Orthodox Church

Date:

Thursday, October 27, 2022

Time:

11:30 AM

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N/A

Officiator:

V. Rev. Aleksandar Novakovic

Note:

No additional service notes.

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